Conversations with Normal People – Scene 2
Slob – Outgoing, funny, most people don’t know that she is a slob.
Normal Person – Low key, easygoing.
Slob’s Daughter – 4 years old, loves to make conversation with new people, absurdly verbal.
The Cleaning Woman – Hardworking and friendly.
The setting – A School Cafeteria, all lunches are done for the day. Half of the tables have been rolled against the wall, and the other half are in place. In the area with tables, two mothers are dipping ice cream for a reward party. In the cleared area, a cleaning woman is mopping. Slob’s daughter is playing on the stage near the empty end.
(Lights come up on the mothers busily working downstage. In the background, Cleaning Woman and Slob’s Daughter are talking.)
Slob’s Daughter: What’s that you’re doing?
Cleaning Woman: I’m mopping.
Slob’s Daughter: My mommy doesn’t do that. She sweeps, but she doesn’t mop.
Slob: (Looks up in horror) Did she just tell her that I don’t mop?
Normal Person: Haha! I think so.
Slob: I do so mop! I mop every Thursday!
Normal Person: Really? Every Thursday? That’s interesting. I don’t have a set day when I mop. I guess I just depend on my intuition for things like that.
Slob: I have no cleaning intuition. If I don’t have a set day, I’ll never do it.
Normal Person: Hmmm.
Slob: (aside) Cleaning intuition? What a fabulous term! I’ll have to blog about this.